The MCSE is dead.. Long Live the MCSE!
5 years ago, Microsoft shocked the world by not releasing an MCSE certification for the new Windows Server 2008 product line, recently they have announced that it's back! but in a rather different form..
In the drive to highlight the specialized skills required by complicated private cloud systems, Microsoft have released a new Solutions tier of certs
these certs marry up with the more traditional tracks of MCTS, MCITP and MCM but focus specifically on cloud infrastructure and advanced services
the new certs are listed as follows
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE)
Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM)
I would suggest anyone keen to 'get back on the MCSE' bandwagon take its specialized positioning into account, and having equivalent level MCITP certs would most certainly benefit you, there are also specific MCS* certs alligned with the components of the private cloud such as SQL and Windows
MS have produced a nice infographic with some typical industry numbers in it, although they are not unique to MS cloud offerings specifically, worth noting ;)